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WSU Scholarships & Financial Aid

High School Seniors & New Transfer Students:

The Washington State University Creamery/Food Science Scholarship was created by setting aside a portion of all cheese and ice cream sales from the WSU Creamery for the purpose of supporting undergraduate students majoring in Food Science at Washington State University. This scholarship is awarded annually and is renewable. The application deadline is April 1!
Review scholarship history, eligibility information, and download Application Form PDF (to be printed and filled out by hand), and send to us via email.

First-Generation Freshman

The TRIO Student Support Services provides grants for first generation, income limited, and or students with documented disabilities. This is a federally funded grant through the United States Department of Education serving 160 scholars annually. For more information or to begin the application visit the TRIO SSS Scholars website.

 All Students:

Graduate Students:

  • Departmental State Assistantship – A research or teaching assistantship (RA/TA) is a 9-month assignment in a class or on a specific research project, requires 10-20 hours of work per week, includes a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, ­and a health benefit.  When applying for a RA/TA, we must receive your graduate school application and all required materials by January 10 for Fall semester and July 1 for Spring semester.  If applying for an assistantship, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application and indicate your area of interest and/or faculty member you are interested in working with. The RA/TA’s are usually only offered for the academic year beginning with fall semester, however, we occasionally offer awards for spring semester.  International studentsAs a policy, we usually do not award these assistantships to students for whom English is a second language during their first year of study in the United States.  
  • Departmental Grant Assistantship – The same deadlines apply as listed above.  Grant assistantships, if available, are under the discretion of each faculty member and you work 10-20 hours a week on research with your faculty advisor.  The assistantship is for 9 months and includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and a health benefit.  To apply, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application.  Once you receive notification that your file has met the admission criteria, you can contact appropriate faculty to inquire about open grant positions they might be offering.  Review the faculty research interests and get their contact information.
  • WICHE Program – If you are a resident of any of the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CNMI*, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY, and you are applying for a MS or PhD in Food Science, then you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition.  There is no application for this program; you only have to be a resident of one of the states above, and notify the Johnson Hall Graduate Center Coordinators with your state of residency.  Once you accept our offer, notification will be made to the WSU Graduate School that you are part of the WICHE program, and a WICHE tuition waiver can be posted onto your account sometime in early in the semester.  (*Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)

Visit our Excel spreadsheet PDF for over 40 scholarships

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Many organizations in the Food Science industry provide us with information regarding available funding that cannot be found online.

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